September 11, 2017

Suicide Prevention Week

UB is planning and participating in activities from Sept. 10-16 to mark Suicide Prevention Week. Here are some of the offerings.

- Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention. It will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at Delaware Park (near Buffalo Zoo). Join the UB Walkin’ Team, create your own team, or make a donation at
- Wellness Activity Day. It will be Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Student Union Lobby. It will include mindful self-care art activity, yoga, a nutrition demonstration, mental health awareness resources, and games and prizes.
- Suicide Prevention Week Active Minds Speaker: Pablo Campos “Flying Under the Radar”. It will be Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Student Union Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Campos will discuss his mental health concerns, polysubstance abuse and suicide attempt. He’ll also discuss the challenges he endured surrounding the norms of Guatemalan and U.S. cultures and assimilation.
- Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). It will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m.–noon at Student Union 210. This training assists participants in learning to recognize the warning signs of suicide and ways to effectively help someone in need. Register online at


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Suicide Prevention

"Over 39,518 people died by suicide in 2011 in the United States.  In general, it is the 10th leading cause of death for Americans.  Even more alarming, it is the 3rd leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24.  It is estimated that for every completed suicide, there are approximately 25 attempts made.  The most important thing to know about suicide is that it is preventable.  Warning signs include talking about suicide, helplessness and hopelessness, dramatic mood changes, and withdrawal from normal activities.  If you, or someone you know, are suicidal please call Crisis Services at 716-834-3131 or you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (toll-free) at 1-800-273-TALK."